Hydrotherapy, Scentwork, Workshops and Everything Else!


Scent Work Classes


There are three types of Scentwork courses available. No experience is necessary!

What are the benefits of Scentwork?

Mental enrichment, confidence building for you and your dog, it's a calming activity, assists in building bonds between you and your dog, physical stimulation and the best part...any dog can do it!


'Scentwork For Fun'

12.45pm-1.45pm

Hayters Field, Holt, Wimborne, BH21 7EB

£65 per dog


This 5-week course covers:

Understanding the steps of scent work training, working your dogs natural behaviours, building a bond with your dog by working as a search team, learning how to search different areas, tracking & trailing.


Course Start Dates:

Sunday 1st September 2024

Sunday 6th October 2024

Sunday 6th April 2025


'Scentwork: Tracking'

King George Playing Fields, Ferndown (and other local areas)

£108 per dog

6 weeks


What is tracking?

Tracking is a skill which enables your dog to detect, recognise and follow a specific scent with their nose to the ground. It is a fantastic energy burner and a great skill to hone in on! The course delivers a positive scent experience to the dogs and improves their lives through nose work!


Course Start Dates:

Saturday 7th September 2024 9.30am-11am

Sunday 10th November 2024 2.30pm-4pm

Sunday 12th January 2025 2.30pm-4pm

Sunday 23rd February 2025 2.30pm-4pm


'Scentwork: Detection'

7.30pm-8.25pm

Holt Village Hall

£108 per dog


This 6-week course is a fantastic opportunity to teach your dog how to detect different scents, how to search different locations for particular scents and how to alert you to them successfully finding the chosen scents.


Course Start Dates:

Sunday 1st September 2024

Sunday 27th October 2024

Sunday 12th January 2025

Sunday 23rd February 2025


1-2-1 Dog Training


121 Dog Training sessions tailored to your dogs needs.

These sessions can cover a wide variety of topics such as loose lead walking, recall, toilet breaking, jumping up issues, new puppy home set up, basic obedience and more.


£50 for 1 hour / £60 for 1.5 hours (mileage charges may apply)


PLEASE NOTE THAT HOME VISITS ARE CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS


Area's covered: Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood, Ferndown, Verwood and everywhere in between.


Payment is required at the time of booking.

A 48 hour cancellation policy is in place for this option. If notice of less than 48 hours is given, there will be no option of a refund or 'roll over'.


Poochadise Agility is currently not offering any Behavioural Consultations. If you are unsure if the issues you are experiencing with your dog(s) fall into the training or behaviour category or would like to make a booking, please use the form at the bottom of this page.


2024 WORKSHOPS


'Controlling Prey Drive'

Using 'Predatory Substitute Training', you learn how to engage with your dog in a way which enables them to use their natural prey drive instincts.

£15 per dog - 6 spaces

Sunday 1st September 2024 at 11.30am- Hayters BH21 7EB

Sunday 20th October 2024 at 11.30am- Hayters BH21 7EB


'Weave Workshop'

Practice and get tips on how to improve your weaves without the pressure of running a course.

£15 per dog - 4 spaces

Sunday 15th September 2024 at 11.30am- Hayters BH21 7EB

Wednesday 2nd October 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Sunday 13th October 2024 at 7.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 27th November 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ


'Jump Workshop'

Practice distance control and wing wraps without the pressure of running a course.

£15 per dog - 4 spaces

Wednesday 30th October 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 20th November 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ


'Intro to Heelwork To Music'

A look into a brand new course coming 2025!

£15 per dog - 4 spaces

Wednesday 18th September 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 9th October 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 6th November 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 4th December 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ


'Settling Through Scentwork'

Learn how to engage your dog, curb their excitement and assist with reactivity whilst out & about!

£15 per dog - 6 spaces

Wednesday 25th September 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Sunday 20th October 2024 at 7.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Wednesday 13th November 2024 at 8.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ


'Heelwork & Recall'

Practice, recap and start fresh on the two things most owners dread!

£15 per dog - 6 spaces

Sunday 6th October 2024 at 11.30am- Hayters BH21 7EB


'Intro to Detection Scentwork'

A look into detection scent work with your dog.

£15 per dog - 6 spaces

Sunday 8th December 2024 at 7.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ

Sunday 15th December 2024 at 7.30pm- Holt Village Hall BH21 7DJ


To book workshops, please use the form below.


Advanced (Competiton) Obedience


(Beginners Obedience is also available)


Would you like to take your dogs obedience training to the next level?

Do you want to learn obedience drills like the professionals use in competitions?


Advanced (Competition) Obedience includes:

Novice Recall- The wait, the call up, the present, the finish

'A' Recall (advanced)

Heelwork on & off lead

The Send Away

Scentwork

Retrieval

Distance Control

Sit/Down/Stand Combinations


These sessions require your dog to have a sound level of recall and loose lead walking knowledge. These sessions are not for beginners but if you'd like to build up to this, please get in contact as beginners sessions are also available.


The cost is £50 for 1 hour and will allow up to 4 dogs (friends/family are welcome to join with their dogs and split the cost of the session).


Sessions are available in a secure field on Sundays & Mondays or in a mutual location (Saturdays only).


For bookings, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.



Animal Wheelchair Fittings


As a previous owner of a dog with disabilities, I know only too well of the emotional upheaval and worry that comes with this territory. Animals may need/use wheelchairs for multiple reasons including, but not limited to: hind limb paralysis, post operative rehab, general limb weakness, amputees and confidence building. If your Veterinary Surgeon has discussed the possibility of a wheelchair for your pet or you are interested in purchasing one but don't know where to start, please use the form at the bottom of this page.

This service is FREE although mileage charges may apply.


Canine Hydrotherapy


Kat offers a variety of swimming types (e.g. fun & fitness, weight loss management, orthopaedic and neurological) on a Thursday evening 5pm-8pm at South Coast Hydrotherapy Centre in Three Legged Cross.


South Coast Hydrotherapy

(formally known as Springbok Hydrotherapy)
Verwood Road
Three Legged Cross

BH21 6RR


The centre is within the grounds of Springbok Vets and there is lots of parking located outside.


Hydrotherapy takes place in a heated pool (29 degrees) and is beneficial for many reasons. It’s a non weight baring environment which is perfect for reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood circulation, increasing your dogs range of movement, it encourages weight loss, increases stamina and fitness, provides excellent mental stimulation, allows reactive dogs to exercise in a stress free environment, builds muscle, increases the production of synovial joint fluid (which we all need to keep everything moving beautifully in our joints!) and it’s fun!


In order for your dog(s) to swim, a referral form must be signed by your vet. This form must be filled out by your vet prior to any swim taking place as it’s a legal requirement. The referral forms are mandatory regardless on if your swim is for fun/fitness/learn to swim or for orthopaedic/neurological conditions. New forms are required every 6 months. The hydrotherapy centre will organise this for you. In order to get the ball rolling, I will require your full name, address, phone number, pets name, breed, age and the details of your registered vet. This information will then be forwarded onto the hydrotherapy centre who will liase with your vets on your behalf. By emailing your details, you consent to this protocol.


An initial assessment will need to be booked in first if your dog has an orthopaedic or neurological issue. This is a 45 minute appointment costing £60 and consists of a health check, muscle measurements, pool introduction, swim, shower and drying.

This is not required for a fun/fitness swim.


After your initial assessment (if required), each session thereafter is a 30 minute slot costing £33 for fun/fitness and £43 for orthopaedic/neurological conditions (such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis and patella luxation).


If your dog is insured, check your policy as most cover a certain amount of hydrotherapy sessions!


All your dogs swim information gets logged onto the hydrotherapy centre’s clinical database so everything is above board and is a legal requirement on my part as a hydrotherapist. Also, if your vet requires any information regarding your dog’s swims, it’s there to hand!


You pay your fee at the centre on the day of your appointment, no deposit is required


To ensure no cross over between patients, please wait in your car until I grab you!


It is recommended that you do not walk your dogs on hydrotherapy days as their muscles work a lot harder in the water!

Do not feed your dog prior to their swim or immediately after to prevent sickness & bloat.

Please ensure they have been to the toilet prior to entering the facilities. Any poops in the pool result in a £50 surcharge (Lucy once pooped at the top of the ramp on the way in to the pool and it just missed the water-phew!)

You are of course allowed into the pool area to watch your dogs swim, to give encouragement and to take pictures. Be warned though….it’s a splash zone!

Bring your own towels and shampoo if there’s a certain brand you wish your dog to have.

The centre has a wide variety of toys and usually has boxes of gravy bones. If there’s a particular toy or treats you wish your dog to have then please bring these.


For bookings, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.









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